He Being Dead Yet Speaketh – Notes/Study Sheet

(Heb. 11:4)



   * Abel still teaching us a lesson today.

   * Gen. 4 – account of Cain and Abel.



1. What do we learn about Abel?

   * His faith was an active faith (by faith, he offered...)

   * What is true faith?


   * “By faith” in Heb. 11 means ______________________________________________________.

   * God is watching us (Prov. 15:3).


   * True worship is:________________________________________________________________.


2. Cain

   * No evidence he was insincere in trying to worship God.

   * Just the same, he was forerunner of Jeroboam.

   * Nothing we can devise in worship is as good as what God has commanded!


   * God has told us ___________to worship Him, _____________to worship Him, and _____________we worship Him.


   * Abel’s ____________________ was “more excellent” than his brother’s—not his __________________.


   * Obedience itself condemns disobedience.


   * When Cain’s anger conceived, it brought forth ___________________________________. (Jas. 1:15)


   * I John 3:11-12 –





3. Influence of Jesus.

   * Influence of good men often outlasts that of evil men.


   * Mary anointed Jesus’ head and feet (Mt. 26:6-13). Verily I say unto you, Wheresoever this gospel shall be preached

      in the whole world, there shall also this, that this woman hath done, be told for a memorial of her (Mt. 26:13).


   * We must practice what we preach to have the proper influence now and after we’re dead (Rom. 2:21).


   * Hypocrite (Mt. 23:13-14).


4. Christian must be loyal to his convictions.

   * Be a Daniel (Gal. 6:10), not a Pilate (Mt. 27:24).


   * Let others see the Lord in us (Mt. 5).


   * The influence of the dead lives on (Gen. 4:10). We must live so that we can be good examples even after we’re gone.





                                                                                                                                    R.W. McAlister 11/9/08 p.m.